Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples

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In Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples, renowned ethnobotanist Nancy J. Turner describes more than 100 plants traditionally harvested and eaten by coastal aboriginal groups. Each description contains botanical details and a color photograph to help identify the plant, information on where to find it, and a discussion on traditional methods of harvesting and preparation.

This popular book remains an essential guide for anyone interested in wild edible plants or traditional ...

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Overview

In Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples, renowned ethnobotanist Nancy J. Turner describes more than 100 plants traditionally harvested and eaten by coastal aboriginal groups. Each description contains botanical details and a color photograph to help identify the plant, information on where to find it, and a discussion on traditional methods of harvesting and preparation.

This popular book remains an essential guide for anyone interested in wild edible plants or traditional cultures of First Peoples living on the coast of British Columbia and adjacent areas in Alaska and Washington.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780772656278
  • Publisher: Royal British Columbia Museum
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Royal BC Museum Handbook Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 672,630
  • Product dimensions: 5.85 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Nancy J. Turner is professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and a research associate at the Royal BC Museum. She has written several books and articles on ethnobotany, including two companions to this book: Food Plants of Interior First Peoples and Plant Technology of First Peoples in British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the First Edition (1975)
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction 1
Seaweeds 19
Ferns and Their Relatives 23
Conifers 32
Flowering Plants: Monocotyledons 36
Flowering Plants: Dicotyledons 55
Appendix 1: Some Non-native Food Plants Used by Coastal First Peoples 133
Appendix 2: Some Plants Considered to Be Poisonous or Inedible by Coastal First Peoples 138
Glossary 146
References (1975) 151
Additional References 155
Index 159
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  • Posted July 16, 2009

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    Excellent resource for NW ethnobotany

    This is a great resource for anyone in the NW area who is seeking to learn more about edible native plants. It is for the British Columbia area, but I found it useful for Western WA and the Olympic Mountains as well.

    It includes scientific name, common names, botanical description, habitat, distribution in B.C. and Aboriginal use. An image is also included for each plant. This was one of my favorite books when I lived in WA.

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